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Masterpiece Episode: "The Lost Prince"

Season 34, Episode 1
Episode Synopsis: Part 1 of “The Lost Prince,” a lavish two-part biopic of Queen Elizabeth II's epileptic and learning-disabled uncle, John (Daniel Williams and Matthew Thomas), whose short life (1905-19) paralleled the dissolution of European royalty's gilded age. Prince John was “lost” to history because he was kept hidden from public view because of his odd behavior, which is apparent as the drama opens, in 1908.
Original Air Date: Oct 17, 2004
Guest Cast Ron Cook: Lloyd George Dominic Colenso: David Roz McCutcheon: Fat Mary John Sessions: Mr. Hansell Fritha Goodey: Fine Looking Woman David Barrass: Kaiser Wilhelm Bibi Andersson: Queen Alexandra Bill Nighy: Lord Stamfordham David Westhead: Fred Maggie McCourt: Lady in Waiting Matthew Thomas: Prince John Rollo Weeks: Prince George Vanessa Ackerman: Olga Jonathan Coy: Dr. Hetherington Holly Boyd: Tatiana Henry Cook: Henry Mary Nighy: Young Mary Craig Shenton: Bertie Sam Page: Young Alexei Ingeborga Dapkunaite: Tsarina Alexandra Nicholas Palliser: Knutsford Martin Wimbush: Violinist Richard Searle: Frantic Official Gina McKee: Lalla Miranda Richardson: Queen Mary Kate Manning: May Brock Everitt-Elwick: Young Georgie Ivan Marevich: Tsar Nicholas Daniel Williams: Young Prince John Ian Taylor: Footman with Butter Michael Gambon: Edward VII Frank Finlay: Asquith John Rowe: Dr. Longhurst Nastya Razduhova: Maria Henrietta Voigts: Suffragette Tom Hollander: George V

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Premiered: January 10, 1971, on PBS
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: PBS's longest running (and most honored) dramatic series is an Anglophile's delight, featuring British adaptations of literary classics and original works. The first `Masterpiece' was `The First Churchills,' and since then it has won nine Peabodys and 29 Emmys (beginning with Susan Hampshire's Best Actress award for `Churchills'). Its many memorable productions include `Upstairs, Downstairs,' `I, Claudius,' 'The Jewel in the Crown,' `House of Cards,' `Poldark' and `Prime Suspect.'

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